2019 13" Dell XPS 13 7390 [10th,6C,U] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Linux & Win10 1909 [sadxps]
2019 13-inch Dell XPS 13 7390, i7-10710U, 16GB RAM, 2TB Samsung Evo 970 Plus
2x 2560x1440 144hz Dell 27" Gaming Monitors (S2719DGF)
MX Keys, MX Anywhere 2, Creative Pebble Speakers
Performed fresh install with 1909 USB, let windows updates download all required drivers while EGPU was plugged in.
Installed nvidia proprietry drivers
Created egpu.conf file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/disabled/egpu.conf
Added the following to .bashrc
# startx if logging in on tty1 #if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ] && [ $(tty) == /dev/tty1 ]; then # startx; logout #fi # If not running interactively, don't do anything case $- in *i*) ;; *) return;; esac # startx if logging in on tty1 if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ] && [ $(tty) == /dev/tty1 ]; then # Automatically detect EGPU and change xorg.conf accordingly # requires egpu.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/disabled/ DIR=/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d FILE=egpu.conf TEST=$(lspci | grep -c " VGA ") #Check for number of GPU's -- if ([ $TEST -eq 2 ]); then #egpu connected if ([ -e $DIR/$FILE ]); then break ; else cp $DIR/disabled/$FILE $DIR/$FILE fi else #no egpu if ([ -e $DIR/$FILE ]); then rm -f $DIR/$FILE fi fi startx; logout fi
Benchmarks (External Monitor)
UserBenchmarks: Game 104%, Desk 135%, Work 83%
CPU: Intel Core i7-10710U - 87.7%
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 - 99.6%
SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB - 341.8%
RAM: Hynix H9CCNNNCLGALAR-NVD 2x8GB - 71%
MBD: Dell XPS 13 7390
I recently upgraded from the Dell XPS 13 9360 and so far gaming performance seems better but the system runs much hotter and louder. I did undervolt and add thermal pads to the Dell XPS 13 9360 so I will have to investigate that on this new system and report back.1
Thanks @itsage, I've been a long time lurker so I figured it was time to share!
The Gaming Box lives right where it's pictured most of the time, there is a hole cut out underneath it (the UPS is directly below but with a 20mm spacing) that allows it to pull in fresh air. The EGPU idles at ~44c and maxs at ~82c which is a little hot but totally reasonable!
Hi) Can you run an metro: EXODUS benchmark at 1440p resolution? If you will make it, can you make a screenshot of your settings please? Thanks for reply
Sorry @jaffy_good I don't have that game so I can't provide benchmarks for it.
@sadxps Thanks for this guide-- I have the same model XPS with a Razer Core X and AMD 5700XT. While I got it to work with Windows (not without problems), I cannot get Linux to recognize it. Would you mind dumping your egpu.conf file here?
@robert_ward, could you add your build somewhere? I'm looking to get the exact same setup! :).Got a MacBook Pro + bootcamp right now but am really tired of all the hassle (it doesn't work properly like half of the time).
@sadxps what do you mean with the system running hot and loud? The XPS or the AORUS? Do you keep the XPS closed when running games by the way? Thanks for the build!